Re: Twisted Hibiscus Tree

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Posted by Michael G on July 09, 2002 at 00:22:29:

In Reply to: Twisted Hibiscus Tree posted by Maxine Mandeville on July 03, 2002 at 10:10:41:

Tropical Hibiscus' in the midwest aren't cooperating well this year. Sudden changes in moisture and temperature affect the plants growth and appearance. Check the plant for any damage, including the roots. The symptoms you suggest could mean anything from root rot to aphids. The plant might be root bound and may need another pot to grow in, or the roots need "pruning". One question: do the brown leaves feel 'crispy', droopy or normal?
: My plant leaves are turning brown. We feed about once a week and water when it is dry to the touch. It is in a large pot and have had the plant about 4 years bringing in the house for the cold winters we have in MI. It is has lots of buds but no flowers as yet. We are having very hot weather it gets some shade and some sun. It has been in the same spot other summers doing very well there.

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